New research has discovered that couples may become disillusioned about their marriages after only three years. It used to be the 7-year itch, which was made famous by the play and corresponding movie with the same title, made men wander off into new relationships. New research shows that couples are happier within the first three years of marriage, than they are after that. There are evolving rules of marriage, which have shown a change in the expectations of the typical wife and husband, however, these evolutions don't necessarily correspond with happier marriages. In fact, this new research shows that greater expectations may cause greater disappointments which inevitably leads to divorce and break-up. Despite this new research, we still know that half of the marriages which end in divorce do so prior to their seven year anniversary, and half end after their seven year anniversary. Just another interesting divorce statistic.
If you would like to read the story about the 3-Year Itch, visit: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/07/08/MNG9CQR0H71.DTL